- By Joe MayoJan 18, 2018
In this sample chapter from Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots, readers take a deep dive into Bot Emulator features and learn how to perform testing from user to chatbot.
- By Victor IsakovNov 7, 2017
In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure, learn how to design appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solutions in SQL Server with special attention to installation, configuration, and administration processes.
- By Orin ThomasNov 7, 2017
Azure Active Directory Connect is Microsoft’s replacement for DirSync and Azure Active Directory Sync tools. In Skill 4.1 from Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, 2nd Edition, explore how to prepare your on-premises Active Directory environment for synchronization of user accounts, group accounts, and more.
- By Troy LanphierOct 9, 2017
In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-339 Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, explore upgrade methods, customizations, and functionality provided within the SharePoint farm itself to improve productivity and business processes.
- By Craig ZackerOct 6, 2017
The containers feature virtualizes operating systems in Windows Server 2016. In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-740 Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016, learn how to deploy and manage Windows containers in cooperation with Docker.
- By Charles PlutaOct 6, 2017
In Skill 1.1 from Exam Ref 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016, review installation requirements for the base installation of Windows Server and how Windows Server 2016 differs from previous versions.
- Sep 7, 2017
In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models, learn how to create a multidimensional database by using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), design and implement dimensions in a cube, and implement measures and measure groups in a cube.
- By Itzik Ben-GanJul 19, 2017
In Skill 1.2 from Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL, learn how to query multiple tables by using join statements based on provided tables, data, and requirements.
- By Joan LambertJul 6, 2017
In this sample chapter from MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel, learn about exam objectives related to presenting data in charts and enhancing worksheets through images, business diagrams, and text boxes.
- By Andrew WarrenMay 4, 2017
Many apps and services that you install on Windows Server run in the security context of a user account, known as a service account. In Skill 2.1 from Exam Ref 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016, learn how account policies enable you to control fundamental security features and how these features help secure your network—and the apps and services that run within it.
- By John PierceFeb 20, 2017
Access databases are made up of database objects: tables, queries, forms, reports, and supporting objects such as macros. In Objective 1.1 from MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Access, learn how to create a database from a template, and import objects and data.
- By Andrew WarrenFeb 16, 2017
In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016, learn how to create and manage Domain Name System (DNS) zones using the Windows Server 2016 DNS server role—and how to create and manage host and service-related records within these zones.
- By Wayne WinstonFeb 4, 2017
In this chapter from Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling, 5th Edition, author Wayne Winston explores the most commonly used month-day-year formats in Microsoft Excel 2016.
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